Preqin's clients include some of the world's largest fund managers, investment banks, legal firms, institutional investors, financial advisors, placement agents and service providers within the financial services industry. Key decision-makers at these firms rely on Preqin's services daily, and the company's data is regularly quoted by the financial press.
The Team and Role:
FoHF managers straddle the gap between fund manager and allocator, both selecting underlying hedge funds for their portfolios and fundraising from other investors who seek specialist access to the asset class. The FoHF research team strives to ensure that Preqin's coverage of the FoHF universe is as accurate, up to date and comprehensive as possible. In this role, you will have the chance to fully engage with key stakeholders in a unique and evolving industry.
Your main focus will be on contacting and forming relationships with FoHFs in order to obtain information on their activities both as a fund manager and a hedge fund investor. You will be monitoring and liaising with contacts at a set group of fund managers and you will be representing Preqin when engaging with these industry experts.
You will be directly responsible for the collation and production of accurate, high quality data and Information on Preqin's Hedge Fund Online product, one of the industry's, most trusted and comprehensive sources of intelligence on the global hedge fund industry. Our clients expect and depend on our data to be of the highest quality – something you will be expected to contribute towards.
This is a research-based role in which you will be required to skilfully and enthusiastically ascertain objective, unbiased information from fund managers, which will ultimately be used by our clients to help inform their investment decisions. If you are looking for a job which involves subjectively analysing and recommending stocks or making portfolio management decisions on behalf of your clients, you will not be suited to this role.
Responsibilities:You will spend time telephoning and emailing fund managers to obtain valuable, private
information that is used by our clients.
You will establish and maintain professional, working relationships with key industry experts
both locally and globally.
To support information gained through direct contact with managers, you will locate, track
and make use of a variety of online and public sources to gather relevant information on
industry entities and events.
To connect our clients with the data you have acquired, you will update our Hedge Fund
Online database with key financial information, statistics and analysis.
Using Preqin's "house style", you will produce detailed company profiles based on
information you obtain.
In support of our database, you will contribute commentary and analysis towards critical
research reports, blogs and publications.
Requirements:Strong communication and interpersonal skills; you must be able to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, and work cooperatively with colleagues.
Excellent research abilities; you should exhibit persistence, patience and a keen eye for
detail in order to successfully gather valuable information.
You will have a proactive attitude to solving problems, investigating anomalies and a desire to resolve issues.
You should possess strong writing skills and a clear understanding of how to successfully
compose reports and analysis.
You will be educated to university level. A financial academic background is not required; historians, linguists and neuroscientists form part of our ranks.
A keen interest in the finance industry and a drive to acquire knowledge is essential.
Fluency in a European language (especially French, German or Italian) is highly desirable.
We offer a competitive remuneration package with a salary starting at £24,000 per annum along with a quarterly performance bonus scheme worth upwards of £2,000 per annum for 'on track' performance. Consistently high-performing team members can expect elevated performance bonuses and other benefits such as the opportunity to travel.
In addition to our competitive remuneration package, we offer:An interest-free season ticket loan on completion of probation (which is normally 3 months),
A pension plan under auto-enrolment which requires 1% of annual salary
employee contribution for a 2% employer contribution. Then after 1 year of
service the company will enhance employer contributions to match on a 1
for 1 basis up to 10% of annual salary,
Cycle to work scheme,
A Share scheme – with an annual allocation to those with over 1 year of
Sponsored study to undertake professional training or to gain qualification
relevant to your career progression,
Free gym/ pool membership,
A motivated and supportive environment with a high performance culture.